Confession time: I was on an ice cream diet last week. Every day, a kid-sized scoop (translation: mountain) of Kemps’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel (my all-time favorite flavor) from the Crafts & Cones in Cross Lake. On the days we were not eating ice cream, we were eating the most magnificent pie from The Barn in Brainerd.
It was such fun to feast away (spinach 100% does not exist at the cabin), but since moderation in all things is important, my body is ready to…Not Eat Ice Cream for a few weeks. Or at least until balance has been restored.
Running-wise, can I just be honest for a minute?
My heart is just not in marathon training right now. I’ve got all of the workouts written in my planner and I’m doing them. But when it comes down to it, I’m just not feeling the need. My heart is not at the start line or the finish line.
I did wonder for a moment if I was burned-out because that is a thing that happens to people who run. So you have to understand that the idea of running is not what dismays me. Heading out the door in my electric blue Ravennas still brings me joy. The idea of the marathon, however, does not.
The way I see it, I have 13 weeks to find my motivation and my reason to run more than six miles at a time. Though, realistically, I have to find my reason to run more than six miles at a time this week, because I am supposed to run eight miles back-to-back this weekend.
For right now, I’m just going to keep following The Plan, if for no other reason than the fact that I would be running anyway. Marathon training is a whole of so many small parts. Crossing off one run at a time is really the best I need to do, because finishing each mile and moving it to the Completed column is what will bring me closer to having a successful marathon in October and help me to be healthy now.